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In the studio:
Alicia's studio is located in the historic Inscape Arts Building on the outskirts of Seattle's International District. The former INS facility was built in 1929 and is now a thriving arts center with over 100 practicing artists and creative professionals.
Alicia paints with a blend of bee's wax, a plant based resin called Damar Gum and organic pigments in a process known as Encaustic Painting.
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Alicia Tormey at work on a large encaustic painting
Hot pot of encaustic paint
Molten wax on encaustic pallet
Alicia Tormey in her Seattle encaustic studio
Rainbow of hot pots filled with encaustic
Alicia Tormey torching the painting's surface
Making encaustic medium with Damar resin
Alicia Tormey's studio ready for an encaustic workshop
Alicia Tormey in her encaustic studio
Alicia Tormey's encaustic studio
Damar resin crystals in Alicia Tormey's encaustic studio
Wax drips of an encaustic painting
Scraping wax from the surface of an encaustic painting
Molten rainbow of encaustic hot pots
Encaustic painting in progress with shellac burn
Facade of historic Inscape building in Seattle.